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“The Crown” season four is adorned in controversy

Deidre Redhead January 7, 2021
Netflix’s “The Crown” has been a historical drama hit. The series features the combined history of the royal family’s reign, making the series enticing for its 73 million household viewers worldwide. However, the royal family feels otherwise.
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Official logos of social media companies. People have taken to social media in order to spread information in the form of threads.Official logos of social media companies. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Before you post, fact-check yourself

Matt Venezia August 7, 2020
#OPINION Users are taking advantage of social media spaces to have conversations about relevant issues from COVID-19 to the crisis in Yemen. However, some of these widely-shared posts have contained fallacies ranging from harmless to potentially harmful.
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Shows like “The Politician” educate viewers on pressing issues through satire

Xenia Gonikberg November 10, 2019
While there are elements of high school drama, like cliques and bullying, it also provides insight into the mind of a politician on Capitol Hill
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The Undergraduate Student Government organized a candlelight vigil on Nov. 17, 2015 for those who suffered from attacks in Paris, Beirut and other places around the world. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

USG holds candlelight vigil for victims of terror attacks

Andrew Goldstein November 18, 2015
USG and Dean of Students Timothy Ecklund led students in a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening for victims of the terror attacks in Paris, Beirut and around the world.
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Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel, above, has been the one main voice pushing for more assitance to refugess  fleeing the Syrian Crisis. Few other nations have been fighting for humanity efforts to the same extent as Merkel. PHOTO CREDIT: ALEXANDER KURZ

German Chancellor Merkel is the leader the world must learn from

Maurice Abernathy September 20, 2015
As millions of innocent families head to Europe in the hopes of escaping violence, most European leaders have remained silent and cold towards the refugees.
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147 students dead, 0 coverage by American media

Jeremy Kline April 9, 2015
On April 2, 147 students at Garissa University College were massacred by members of Al-Shabaab, yet prime-time American news outlets were deafeningly silent on the matter.
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Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities hosts inaugural conference

Peter Chen March 11, 2015
The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University held its inaugural conference on masculinity from March 5 to 8.
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Staller exposes Seawolves to a new type of architecture

Christopher Leelum November 19, 2014
For almost two hours on the night of Nov. 16, a small crowd was treated to an electronic audio journey in Stony Brook Computer Music Studios’ Aural Architectures.
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New online trend kills five

Kelly Frevele March 11, 2014
A new trend with deadly consequences is sweeping social media. Recently in the United Kingdom, a drinking challenge claimed the lives of at least five young adults. Called Neknomination, it involves young adults challenging one another to drink mixed alcoholic beverages in a time span under three minutes.
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Cowards in the Ukraine

Jeremy Kline February 27, 2014
If you have been paying any attention at all to local, national, or international news networks over the past couple of weeks, you might have noticed the escalating situation over in the Ukraine. Or maybe you have not, because you have been living under a rock. I’m not going to judge. So, for those of us who may not know so much about the conflict, let me give you a very brief overview of what is going on.
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